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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Oral Health

How long has it been since you had your teeth cleaned by a dentist or dental hygienist?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-12 months 1-2 years 2-5 years 5 or more years Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 13,315 9,305 68.9 67.9-69.9 1,398 10.6 9.9-11.3 902 7.0 6.5- 7.6 1,390 10.6 9.9-11.3 320 2.9 2.5- 3.4
-Eastern NC 4,466 2,997 65.2 63.4-66.9 498 11.4 10.3-12.5 326 8.1 7.1- 9.3 536 12.6 11.4-13.9 109 2.7 2.1- 3.5
GENDER
Male 1,633 1,024 61.3 58.4-64.2 196 11.5 9.9-13.4 139 9.7 7.9-11.8 217 13.5 11.5-15.7 57 3.9 2.8- 5.4
Female 2,833 1,973 68.7 66.6-70.7 302 11.2 9.9-12.7 187 6.7 5.6- 7.8 319 11.8 10.4-13.3 52 1.6 1.2- 2.2
RACE
White 2,970 2,172 71.7 69.7-73.6 299 10.9 9.6-12.4 185 6.9 5.8- 8.1 274 9.4 8.2-10.7 40 1.1 0.8- 1.7
African American 1,082 601 55.4 51.6-59.1 148 12.8 10.6-15.3 104 10.3 8.1-13.0 191 18.2 15.2-21.6 38 3.3 2.3- 4.8
Other Minorities 13 8 47.7 20.1-76.8 2 33.9 9.3-71.9 3 18.4 5.1-48.7 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
18-24 328 220 62.5 55.0-69.4 32 8.9 5.9-13.2 26 11.2 6.7-18.2 44 12.6 8.9-17.4 6 4.9 1.9-11.9
25-34 813 539 63.6 59.5-67.6 93 12.1 9.6-15.1 70 9.7 7.3-12.8 93 12.4 9.9-15.4 18 2.2 1.3- 3.7
35-44 871 590 65.4 61.2-69.3 93 11.1 8.9-13.9 64 6.4 4.8- 8.6 108 14.7 11.6-18.5 16 2.4 1.3- 4.3
45-54 852 579 66.8 62.9-70.6 107 13.3 10.8-16.2 61 7.9 5.9-10.5 89 10.3 8.0-13.2 16 1.7 1.0- 2.8
55-64 752 495 65.1 60.8-69.2 93 12.0 9.4-15.1 58 8.7 6.4-11.7 90 11.6 9.0-14.9 16 2.6 1.5- 4.5
65-74 493 326 64.9 59.7-69.7 49 9.8 7.2-13.3 31 6.5 4.4- 9.4 70 15.3 11.7-19.7 17 3.5 2.0- 6.1
75+ 338 233 68.6 62.6-74.1 29 8.7 5.8-12.6 15 5.5 2.9- 9.9 42 12.8 9.1-17.7 19 4.4 2.7- 7.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 632 260 40.9 35.7-46.4 75 10.0 7.7-13.0 64 12.1 8.8-16.4 177 26.9 22.7-31.6 56 10.1 7.1-14.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,421 882 59.6 56.3-62.8 193 13.7 11.7-16.0 127 10.2 8.2-12.6 184 14.1 11.7-16.7 35 2.5 1.7- 3.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,222 857 68.8 65.6-71.8 148 13.4 11.2-15.9 87 7.6 6.0- 9.6 120 9.5 7.7-11.7 10 0.7 0.3- 1.5
College Graduate 1,182 992 84.3 81.7-86.6 81 7.0 5.5- 9.0 46 3.3 2.3- 4.8 55 4.8 3.6- 6.5 8 0.5 0.2- 1.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 498 213 42.7 36.7-48.9 71 12.4 9.4-16.2 57 10.5 7.7-14.1 134 26.8 22.0-32.3 23 7.5 4.6-11.9
$15,000- 24,999 815 439 50.3 45.7-54.9 113 13.3 10.8-16.2 72 10.4 7.5-14.3 151 20.6 16.9-25.0 40 5.3 3.4- 8.3
$25,000- 34,999 545 374 65.1 60.2-69.6 62 12.4 9.4-16.1 44 10.4 7.5-14.1 59 10.8 8.2-14.2 6 1.3 0.6- 3.1
$35,000- 49,999 634 474 71.9 67.5-75.9 67 12.1 9.3-15.6 38 6.5 4.5- 9.5 50 8.6 6.4-11.6 5 0.8 0.3- 2.1
$50,000-74,999 521 415 77.2 72.6-81.2 43 9.8 7.1-13.5 31 6.4 4.3- 9.4 30 6.1 4.2- 8.9 2 0.4 0.1- 2.0
$75,000+ 539 468 86.6 82.9-89.5 35 6.7 4.6- 9.5 16 2.9 1.7- 5.0 17 3.5 2.0- 6.1 3 0.4 0.1- 1.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,422 819 56.3 53.1-59.5 185 13.3 11.4-15.6 126 9.3 7.5-11.5 240 17.5 15.2-20.2 52 3.5 2.3- 5.2
No 2,902 2,082 69.4 67.3-71.5 301 10.7 9.4-12.1 183 7.3 6.1- 8.8 283 10.3 9.0-11.8 53 2.2 1.6- 3.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 631 406 65.0 60.7-69.2 96 15.5 12.5-19.1 48 7.6 5.5-10.3 64 9.5 7.3-12.4 17 2.3 1.3- 4.1
Non-Veteran 3,691 2,463 64.1 62.1-66.1 392 10.8 9.6-12.0 275 8.5 7.3- 9.9 470 13.7 12.3-15.2 91 2.9 2.2- 3.8
Currently Serving 135 123 90.8 83.5-95.1 7 5.2 2.3-11.2 2 1.0 0.2- 4.6 2 2.4 0.6-10.2 1 0.5 0.1- 3.4

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported having teeth.
Note: Denominator includes respondents who reported having never been to a dental clinic.

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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